• LeyShaw Homestead

    Riding the Storm Out: Part 1

    Monday marked my return to teaching pre-season. We spent the weekend dodging really nasty thunderstorms, trying to finish the Cursed Chicken Tractor. Spoiler….it’s still not finished. It is REALLY close though. My plan to add corrugated plastic roofing did not work out because of the angle of the roof, so we decided to just go with the tarp after all. This meant that I had to order a tarp. And then the weather reports started coming. We dodged a direct hit from Marco, but then Laura made it apparent that she was heading in our direction. It’s 2020, so the hits just keep coming. We’ve spent the last day watching…

  • LeyShaw Homestead

    Nancy Drew and the Case of Cursed Chicken Tractor

    It has been a while since my last chicken tractor status update. Mostly because nothing has really happened. Work was already slow due to the heat and then Hurricane Hanna hit Corpus and we were received about two weeks of intermittent rain. At one point it rained so hard that we accumulated four inches of rain in six hours. It finally stopped last weekend on Sunday. We went out to work on the tractor again and about an hour in, the Fella pulled a muscle in his back. (See why I think this chicken tractor might be cursed?) We are reaching a point where most of the work is ideally…

  • Dig Dig for Victory,  LeyShaw Homestead

    Two Weeks Gone: Bawkingham Palace Build

    Bawkingham Palace is proving to be probably one of the most overly-built John Suscovich Chicken Tractors in existence. I would hesitate to call this chicken tractor “stress free.” It has been reasonably “low stress,” but not “stress free.” We brought it on ourselves, or rather I brought it on us. I am, however not without my reasons; as outlined in the last post. All things considered, it looks really sharp. We had some issues with the back end, due to some twisted wood. That is a short coming of having materials delivered; you can’t pick through the stack to find the best pieces. Monday: This was kind of a bust.…